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  • Escaped North Carolina inmate back in custody

    An inmate who authorities say escaped from a North Carolina lockup with the help of a prison employee has been recaptured, according to a state prisons spokeswoman. Kristopher McNeil, 29, was in custody in the Davidson County Jail, Department of Public...
  • The Latest: Farmer heard shots as escapee captured on land

    The latest on the manhunt following the escape of two convicted murderers from a maximum-security prison (all times local): 11:00 p.m. The Amish dairy farmer who owns the land where an escaped killer was shot and captured in upstate New York says she...
  • In upstate New York, locals weary as manhunt continues for prison escapee

    In upstate New York, locals weary as manhunt continues for prison escapee
    A dangerous escaped murderer could be on the loose somewhere near this isolated town, but residents say they have grown weary of the intense manhunt that is consuming daily life. Hundreds of law enforcement officers, including state troopers and U.S....
  • The Latest: Neighbor describes guard as friendly, quiet

    The latest on the hunt for two inmates who escaped from a maximum-security prison (all times local): ___ 8:50 p.m. A neighbor of an upstate New York prison guard charged in connection with the escape of two killers says she doesn't believe "in a...
  • Arrested prison guard denies knowing of inmates' escape plot

    A prison guard charged in connection with the escape of two killers admitted providing them with tools, paint, frozen hamburger and access to a catwalk electrical box but says he never knew they planned to bust out, authorities say. As the search for the...
  • Possible construction project freeze could impact prisons

    Compliance with federal court orders at Illinois' prisons could be in jeopardy if Gov. Bruce Rauner shuts down hundreds of state construction projects next week. The Republican has said he'll freeze projects if there's not a budget deal by July 1. He's...
  • Reports: Graterford prison fire smoke injures 6 correctional officers

    Reports: Graterford prison fire smoke injures 6 correctional officers
    Graterford State Prison in Montgomery County was placed on lockdown Friday evening after a prisoner set fire to his cell and six correctional officers suffered smoke inhalation, according to police radio reports. The fire was reported about 6:55 p.m....
  • One Escaped Murdered Fatally Shot By Officer; Other On The Run

    MALONE, N.Y. — One of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape from an upstate maximum-security prison three weeks ago was shot and killed Friday in a gunbattle with law enforcement officers in a wooded area about 30 miles from the prison,...
  • New York prison escapee Richard Matt killed; David Sweat still at large

    New York prison escapee Richard Matt killed; David Sweat still at large
    One of two convicted killers who escaped from an upstate New York maximum-security prison was killed Friday by law enforcement officers near the Canadian border, according to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Richard Matt was killed, Cuomo said. David Sweat's...
  • 1 escaped murderer fatally shot in NY woods, other is on run

    One of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape from an upstate maximum-security prison three weeks ago was shot and killed by a border patrol agent in a wooded area 30 miles from the prison on Friday, and the other was on the run, authorities...
  • The Latest: Escapee 'shot when he didn't comply'; 1 sought

    The latest on the hunt for two inmates who escaped from a maximum-security prison (all times local): ___ 9:10 p.m. Authorities say one of two murder convicts who escaped from an upstate New York maximum-security prison three weeks ago wouldn't comply...